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  • Educating Afghan refugees in Pakistan

    March 13, 2017

    In 2015 Aqeela Asifi was honoured with the Nansen Refugee Award for her dedication to providing Afghan refugees with an education in Pakistan. One year on, Aqeela has invested most of her Nansen prize fund into a new school building, says this

  • Pope presented with La Civilta Cattolica

    February 10, 2017

    Pope Francis was presented with its latest publishing initiative — La Civilta Cattolica in English — at an event in the Vatican to celebrate the periodical's 4000th edition in Italian and its first in the English, Spanish, French and Korean languages. In welcoming the English edition produced by UCAN, and three other language editions of La Civilta Cattolica, the pope said the journal is unique as "the only magazine of its kind in its service to the Holy See. May it continue to be a bridge-builder, at the frontiers and of a journal of discernment." The pope was speaking during an an audience to the writers and collaborators of the magazine Feb. 9 at the Vatican. The distinctive feature of the publication is its reputation for being the best barometer of thinking inside the Vatican.  In 1850, Pope Pius IX gave the task of publishing of La Civilta Cattollica to the Italian Jesuits. Over 167 years, the publication that runs to over 100 pages per edition, has appeared in 24 editions a year. The English edition, by Union of Catholic Asian News, appears at the same time as the other language editions, produced by two of the leading Catholic publishing houses in the world — Herder in Madrid for the Spanish edition and Parole et Silence in Paris for the French edition. The Korean language edition is edited by the Korean Province of the Society of Jesus. (Photos © L'Osservatore Romano) Full story: Pope Francis commends UCAN initiative